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Posted by: on May 12, 2020

Training sessions available in May 2020

These training sessions are available to anyone at the University of Oxford. Registration available via Canvas on Mon, 11 May, 14:00: How to get better at computers (or anything): Strategies, metaphors and tips NEW! Wed, 13 May, 14:00: Zoom Basics: How to organise, support and run online classes with Zoom Fri, 15 May, 11:00: Zoom masterclass: Beyond […]

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Posted by: on April 24, 2020

Teaching Remotely Webinars: Ideas for using video

  29/04/2020 11:00 – 12:00: Register 13/05/2020 11:00 – 12:00: Register The Centre for Teaching and Learning is hosting a number of webinar sessions to provide additional support and guidance to colleagues making the transition from face-to-face to remote teaching with their students. This webinar will show you some practical examples of videos produced at the […]

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Posted by: on April 21, 2020

Transferring handwriting to video with pen and paper: Technique for live and pre...

As everybody else, educators in STEM fields are transferring their teaching online. But a lot of teaching involving mathematics still relies heavily on handwriting. This is much less straightforward to replicate in a video let alone a live Zoom call. There are several obvious options: Use an iPad with a pencil and an app such […]

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Posted by: on April 21, 2020

Moving events online: Platforms, strategies and challenges

I’ve written up a detailed guide to Moving Events online on Medium. It consists of three parts: Part 1: Challenges: Why are not more events taking place online? <Go to Part 1: Challenges> In this part, I look at much more detail than is typical in this context at what makes in-person events different from […]

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Posted by: on March 9, 2020

RapidMooc at Oxford Foundry

What’s new RapidMooc has been available in the Oxford Foundry since the autumn but you can now book it automatically via the Booking page. The facility can be booked even for weekends. Note: The Foundry cannot provide any technical support. Please make sure you have familiarised yourself with the documentation. Booking process Book using Booking page Come to the […]

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Posted by: on February 25, 2020

Language Corpus: Essential tool for research and teaching – free workshop

We designed a new Digiknow workshop aimed at researchers as well as teachers. It is aimed to introduce anybody interested in working with text data or using language data to inform their research. Date: 10 March 2020, 14:00 – 15:30 Location: 13 Banbury Road, Evenlode Room Register for the free workshop Pre workshop materials and […]

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Posted by: on February 13, 2020

What do we know about effective educational videos? Insights from research and p...

Free webinar organised by iSpring on Thu, 27 Feb, 5-6pm: Register iSpring approached me to contribute to their webinar series based on my presentation at the Devlearn conference on the subject of videos. I’ve decided to go slightly deeper into the evidence base we have for making videos we would call effective. The question is complicated […]

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Posted by: on January 16, 2020

Tools and strategies for organisation and productivity

This overview for Learning Productivity and Study Skills Course is focused more on approaches and strategies than just tools – but it links to plenty of tools and review, as well. The first few slides focus on study and learning tips but the others have information that will be useful to anyone who wants to […]

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Posted by: on January 14, 2020

What technology trends defined the 2010s and what is coming in the 2020s

I posted a 6-part series on Technology trends that reshaped our lives in the 2010s with the last part being focused on what we can expect in the next decade. The focus was more on fundamental trends with impact on the shape of how we do things rather than inividual products. Here’s the table of […]

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Posted by: on January 13, 2020

Apps and tools for academic writing and note taking

Another learning object I created as part of updating the Learning Productivity and Study Skills Course focuses on academic writing. The list was created for students and academic writing but anybody who has to a lot of writing of any kind will find useful tools here.

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